In a house haunted with memories, gangster and father Ulysses Pick (Jason Patric) arrives home after a long absence towing the body of a teenaged girl and a bound and gagged young man. His gang waits inside his house, having shot their way past police. There is friction in the ranks. Ulysses, however, is focused on one thing: journeying through the house, room by room, and reaching his wife Hyacinth (Isabella Rossellini) in her bedroom upstairs. His odyssey eventually becomes an emotional tour, as the strange nooks and crannies of the house reveal more about the mysterious Pick family.
Tag Archives: Canada
Les amours imaginaires / Heartbeats (2010) Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Drama, Romance
In a story interspersed with interview tales of romantic pitfalls, friendship turns to romantic rivalry for gay man Francis and straight woman Marie when a veritable Adonis named Nicolas enters their lives. Sexual tensions mount as Francis and Marie await Nicolas’ show of preference.
Dark Confessions / Chained Heat III: No Holds Barred (2000) Lloyd A. Simandl, Kate Rodger, Rena Riffel, Lisha Snelgrove, Action, Horror, Erotic
Sins of the Realm / Slaves of the Realm (2003) Lloyd A. Simandl, Rena Mero, Daniela Krhutova, Lucie Vondrácková, Action, Adventure, Sexploitation
In a distant time and place a country is divided into several kingdoms. The king of the richest has recently died and his son and heir will have a new bride selected for him from amongst the princesses by the high priestess. But before the selection can begin, the beautiful princesses must be freed from their jealous kidnappers, who have forced them to work in the silver mines!
La neuvaine / The Novena (2005) Bernard Émond, Elise Guilbault, Patrick Drolet, Marie-Josée Bastien, Drama
Gurov and Anna (2014) Rafaël Ouellet, Andreas Apergis, Sophie Desmarais, Carlo Mestroni, Drama, Romance
With his marriage to Audrey almost at an end, Ben begins a torrid affair with Mercedes, a young French student in his writing class. The affair soon spins out of control, their emotions and Ben and Audrey’s family hanging in the balance.
Marie leads a calm and happy life withe her boyfriend in a nice suburban neighborhood. After a night out in a bar with her colleagues, she wakes up dizzy, in a cab, with no memories of the night. What could Marie say to her boyfriend Richard, when he suspects her of cheating on him? What if Antoine, a simple auto parts delivery man, has the key to this enigma.
La petite Lili / Little Lili (2003) Claude Miller, Nicole Garcia, Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Drama, Romance
A group of cinematic spend a holiday in the French countryside. The film provides insight in their relationships, including that between a young man and a local girl, Lili. She uses the opportunity to work her way into the cinematic world, and for which she swaps her young friend for his mother’s lover. This settled filmmaker takes Lili on a trip to Paris. A few years later the young man has become a filmmaker himself. His first film is inspired by the mentioned holiday. Lili, by now an actress, learns about it and works herself in a refined way into its cast. Ending up as the star of this production. No more than that, for the young filmmaker remains faithful to his wife and young daughter.
At 42, David lives the life of an irresponsible adolescent. He coasts through life with minimal effort and maintains a complicated relationship with Valerie, a young policewoman. Just as she tells him she’s pregnant, David’s past resurfaces. Twenty years earlier, he began providing sperm to a fertility clinic in exchange for money. He discovers he’s the father of 533 children, 142 of whom have filed a class action lawsuit to determine the identity of their biological father, known only by the pseudonym Starbuck.
With the odds against him, underdog supreme, ultra-local here Donnie Dumphy enters a mini-bike competition to win back his girl and totally shag-up a bunch of bad guys. On the eve of the biggest dirt bike competition of the year, working class hero and utterly ‘unique human’ Donnie Dumphy cashes his welfare cheque, tours the sketchiest regions of town, loses the love of his life Brenda, has tea with his Nan, eats fish n’ chips, almost drowns, performs his trademark gibberish rap at the biggest party in town and sleeps with his social worker. ‘How To Be Deadly’ is a hero’s journey with a Newfoundland twist, because on the east coast, you’re only as good as your last story.